Work-friendly coffee shops are scattered throughout the startup-nurturing city of Austin, TX, but sometimes a business get-together calls for something a little stiffer than Baileys Irish Cream-flavored coffee.
It’s clear from the proliferation of co-working spaces and coffee shops in Austin, TX, that there’s a definite (and growing) need for public workspaces. In addition to college students camping out in coffee shops and eateries throughout the school year, it’s common to see startup executives polishing their business plans, startup job seekers polishing their résumés, or both types of people meeting with prospective customers or employers.
Texas lawmakers recently passed Senate Bill 515, which allows brew pubs to sell their beer to distributors, who can then sell to grocery stores and other outlets. This is great news for local brew pubs, who previously could sell beer only on-site.
It’s a Tuesday night and you’re eating a TV dinner alone. It’s been a long time since you’ve gone out into that world, and you’re a little worried your skills have gotten rusty over the months. What will people think of me? What do I wear? What do I talk about? You can’t stop thinking about the networking get-together your friend told you about days ago. You know the one: the meetup that the startup you’ve been crushing on is going to be at.